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LANEY WEBB

LANEY WEBB

I do believe we have gone this whole day, Monday the 25th, without one drop of rain. That just made me want to stay outside all day, but when I tried filling up Mom’s birdfeeders the wind was so strong and cold I had to come back in. When I opened the door and Mommy felt that cold wind, she just about talked herself out of going to East Kentucky Physical Therapy today to do her exercises.

Well, actually she did talk herself out of it and then tried to talk me out of making her go. She is getting stronger though and that just pleases all of us. Everybody asks us how she’s doing and I always try to remember and tell her when someone asks about her. It won’t be long till we are back to the rec center in the mornings.

Speaking of the rec center, there are so many different classes going on right now. Or if walking is your thing, the treadmills or the walking track are so much more comfortable than trying to exercise outside right now. There are so many people there in the mornings trying to work out before they go to their jobs. The senior citizens also get their exercise in before coming downstairs to the Letcher County Senior Citizens.

Joyce Baker is pictured with her two grandchildren, Ethan Combs and Jocelyn Baker.

Joyce Baker is pictured with her two grandchildren, Ethan Combs and Jocelyn Baker.

I can’t wait to get Mom back there either.

There is lots going on now with the Senior Citizens. They are beginning to get their teams together for the Rook tournaments, and the members that will be participating in the cheerleading competition are trying to come up with a cheer. There will also be bowling and cornhole tournaments. Then our seniors will compete against others from other counties. These competitions will be held later in the spring.

Please be in prayer for one of our special friends at Senior Citizens. Rose Collier has the flu and on Monday was planning on making another trip to the doctor because she was so miserable Sunday night. We miss her terribly when she isn’t there.

Maranda Webb, one of the trainers of No Limits Physical Fitness, would love for everyone to be praying that God would take care of her niece, Laney Webb, that was just diagnosed with leukemia this past weekend. There will be lots of different fundraisers going on to help this family with all the expenses they will have traveling back and forth to the doctor.

Jewel Boggs Crase is shown with all her 91 birthday cards.

Jewel Boggs Crase is shown with all her 91 birthday cards.

This post came from Laney’s mom, Michelle Webb.

“I want to thank each and every one of you all. Thank you for all the messages, thoughts, and prayers for my sweet baby. So as of right now I am unable to answer everyone’s messages. Laney does have leukemia they have it narrowed down to two types at this moment. At this time they think it’s the worse type. I’m holding faith that it’s all going to be fine. Please all I can ask for at this time is pray. I know a man that can heal her so please lift my baby’s name up in the name of Jesus.”

I also wanted to share this post from Paula Day. I worked with her at the former Bank of Whitesburg, now it’s the Whitaker Bank. She posted this about her mom’s, Jewel Boggs Crase’s, birthday on the 23rd of this month. “You all did it! This lady received 91 beautiful, heartfelt birthday cards for her 90th birthday. Believe me, she read every word on each and every card and loved them all. She wants me to let everyone know how much she appreciates you taking time out of your busy days to send her a card. Thank you from Mildred, Candace, and myself and our families for making someone we cherish feel so special.”

SAM OAKS

SAM OAKS

Hopefully, we can call on you again for 100! One of Jewel’s granddaughters sent out a request on Facebook for people to send her grandmother a birthday card and see if she could get 90 cards. I think she looks much younger than 90.

I wanted to mention a few other birthdays I read about on Facebook. One was Sam Oaks on the 25th. Sam and his wife Nancy are two of the sweetest people in the whole wide world. They sit in front of us at Letcher Independent Baptist Church. Sam would bring our grandbabies a pack of candy every Sunday until they got too big to appreciate it.

Another birthday was our next-door neighbor now and she was also our neighbor when we were growing up in Cane Hollow. Joyce Profitt Baker was the oldest of six children. She would later have two stepsisters, five stepbrothers, and one half-brother. She now has grandchildren that play with my grandchildren.

Speaking of grandchildren, my sister Delores that has the youngest grandchild of the family gets to babysit her grandchild, Canaan, while staying with Mom some. Mommy has gotten so attached to him she can’t hardly stand it when Delores leaves and takes him with her. I came across a picture of Delores’s son Steven while going through Mom’s pictures the other day. It looked so much like Canaan it shocked me at first. I took it to Mom and she asked, “Now how did you get that?” She thought for sure it was Canaan. I had to tell her over and over it wasn’t him it was Steven. I still don’t think she believed me. Canaan sure has been a Godsend for our family and I know for Chasity’s family too. Thank you, Steven and Chasity, for sharing him with us as much as you do.

Okay, time to close out once again with Oma’s plea. Try to be in church Sunday, and if you don’t have anywhere to go Letcher Independent Baptist would welcome you with open arms. Remember if your church has services Sunday evening or throughout the week God expects you to be there. Also, remember our pastor Bill Jones and his family in your prayers and all others that have lost loved ones recently.

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